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We grew up on movie sets. Now we act, write, direct, produce, edit, and teach. So we know a thing or two about movies. And even when we don't, we'll talk about them anyway. Each week we dissect one movie and whatever else strikes our fancy. Informed opinions, inside information, occasional guests, personal stories, and tons of spoilers. Check out our merch at ArkinBros.com Follow us on Facebook at The Arkin Brothers Talk About Movies Follow Anthony on Instagram @clemtorment Follow Matthew on Facebook at Matthew Arkin Studio Subscribe to our newsletter at matthewarkin.com

We grew up on movie sets. Now we act, write, direct, produce, edit, and teach. So we know a thing or two about movies. And even when we don't, we'll talk about them anyway. Each week we dissect one movie and whatever else strikes our fancy. Informed opinions, inside information, occasional guests, personal stories, and tons of spoilers. Check out our merch at ArkinBros.com Follow us on Facebook at The Arkin Brothers Talk About Movies Follow Anthony on Instagram @clemtorment Follow Matthew on Facebook at Matthew Arkin Studio Subscribe to our newsletter at matthewarkin.com

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United States

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We grew up on movie sets. Now we act, write, direct, produce, edit, and teach. So we know a thing or two about movies. And even when we don't, we'll talk about them anyway. Each week we dissect one movie and whatever else strikes our fancy. Informed opinions, inside information, occasional guests, personal stories, and tons of spoilers. Check out our merch at ArkinBros.com Follow us on Facebook at The Arkin Brothers Talk About Movies Follow Anthony on Instagram @clemtorment Follow Matthew on Facebook at Matthew Arkin Studio Subscribe to our newsletter at matthewarkin.com

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English


Episodes

Ep.37: Escape from New York (1981)

4/16/2021
SNAKE PLISSKEN! NEED WE SAY MORE? Okay, just in case we do: It's directed by John Carpenter, and it stars Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Donald Pleasence, Ernest Borgnine, Isaac Hayes, Adrienne Barbeau, and Harry Dean Stanton.

Duration:00:52:17

Ep. 36: The Last Starfighter (1984)

4/10/2021
This week we're joined by special guests Lance Guest, The Last Starfighter himself, as well as our good friend Seth Barrish of The Barrow Group. And who can resist a movie that boasts Robert Preston as Centauri and Dan O'Herlihy as Grig? For extra fun, check out this YouTube clip of Lance's appearance on The David Letterman show along with the rest of the cast of Million Dollar Quartet.

Duration:01:07:26

Episode 35: The Black Hole (1979)

4/2/2021
We got into a real battle over this one. Be careful. It'll suck you in. Disney ramps up the risqué with its first movie to merit a PG rating, as we continue our exploration of science fiction by going where almost no one has ever gone before: a critical examination of The Black Hole. Starring Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms, Yvette Mimieux, Ernest Borgnine, Roddy McDowall, Slim Pickens, and Tom McLoughlin.

Duration:00:55:23

Episode 34: Enemy Mine (1985)

3/26/2021
When their fighters are damaged, two pilots are forced to punch out. Stranded together, they must learn to coexist. But their battle was in space, the planet is not Earth, one is human, and the other is not. It's Hell in the Pacific in Space. Starring Dennis Quaid and Oscar-winner Louis Gossett Jr. Directed by Wolfgang Petersen (Das Boot, In the Line of Fire, Air Force One).

Duration:00:55:34

Episode 17: Blue Thunder (1983)

3/20/2021
Roy Scheider takes to the skies above LA in one of the coolest choppers ever. John Badham (Saturday Night Fever, War Games) directs a terrific cast in this fun action thriller, and . . . oh my God . . . James Murtaugh is in it again! I swear, we're not picking his movies on purpose.

Duration:00:36:05

Episode 16: Wrong is Right (1982)

3/20/2021
Sean Connery leads an AMAZING cast in this hilarious comedy thriller written and directed by Richard Brooks (In Cold Blood, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, Key Largo) from a novel by Charles McCarry. With characters such President Bedford Forrest “Frosty” Lockwood and General Wombat, the all-star cast includes George Grizzard, Robert Conrad, Katharine Ross, G.D. Spradlin, John Saxon, Henry Silva, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Webber, Ron Moody, Rosalind Cash, Dean Stockwell, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Duration:00:40:19

Episode 15: The Howling (1981)

3/20/2021
For Halloween, we're going to take a bite out of The Howling, and we'll be joined by a special guest from the cast, James Murtaugh. Directed by Joe Dante from a screamplay, sorry, I mean a screenplay by John Sayles, with makeup effects by a brilliant team including the amazing Rob Bottin (The Thing) and Rick Baker (Planet of the Apes). With a cast that includes Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Kevin McCarthy, John Carradine, Slim Pickens, and Robert Picardo. With special guest from the cast,...

Duration:00:55:46

Episode 33: Murder, My Sweet (1944)

3/18/2021
In which we discuss Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe. We were going to do it by looking at 1975's Farewell, My Lovely, but changed horses midstream and decided to look at 1944's Murder, My Sweet instead. It's based on the same book, but a much better ride.

Duration:01:00:29

Episode 14: The Magic Christian (1969)

3/15/2021
If you want it, here it is, come and get it: We'll be talking about 1969's The Magic Christian. If you've never seen this hilarious comedy you'll want to catch it before the show. It stars Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr, along with John Cleese, Richard Attenborough, Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee, Roman Polanski, Spike Milligan, Wilfrid Hyde-White, and Lawrence Harvey.

Duration:00:40:02

Episode 13: Harper (1966)

3/15/2021
Anybody out there like detective movies? I know we do. Join us to talk about Paul Newman as Lew Harper, (Lew Archer in Ross Macdonald's series of novels). William Goldman's wonderful screen adaptation of Macdonald's The Moving Target also stars Lauren Bacall, Julie Harris, Robert Wagner, Shelley Winters, and Arthur Hill. Directed by Jack Smight, who also helmed some great episodes of The Twilight Zone.

Duration:00:44:12

Episode 12: The Little Drummer Girl (1984)

3/15/2021
Take a nostalgic bittersweet stroll down memory lane to a wistful time when international terrorism and war in the Middle East were high on our list of worries. Diane Keaton leads an all-star international cast in this adaptation of the John le Carre spy thriller about an actress recruited by the Mossad to flush out a bomber.

Duration:00:42:18

Episode 32: Woman on the Run (1950)

3/11/2021
Continuing our string of noir, we discuss Woman on the Run, which by all accounts seems to be about a man on the run. Go figure. But it's also supposed to be great.

Duration:00:54:41

Episode 31: Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

3/4/2021
In which we get into a heated debate as to whether Mike Hammer is a good guy or not. Regardless, this movie is a must-see, if you can find it. Ralph Meeker is Mike Hammer, one of the hardest-boiled detectives you'll ever meet. Think a 23-minute egg and you'll get the idea. Also featuring the late and very great Cloris Leachman and directed by Robert Aldrich, whose hits include What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte, The Flight of the Phoenix, The Dirty Dozen, and The...

Duration:01:23:56

Episode 30: The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

2/25/2021
A couple of buddies. A fishing trip to Mexico. A hitch-hiker. What could possibly go wrong? Our exploration of noir jumps back in time to 1953 for this thriller directed by the amazing Ida Lupino.

Duration:00:42:03

Episode 11: Carlito's Way (1993)

2/22/2021
It ain't Two Brothers no more. The two babies got it started, but from here on out it's the three of us. In this episode, we are joined by our big brother Adam, and henceforth it shall be (except from time-to-time when one or another of us is working). We could not be more excited! Join us for our first night out in the new format, as we talk about an epic Brian DePalma crime drama, starring Al Pacino, Penelope Ann Miller, an almost unrecognizable Sean Penn, and a list of recognizable names...

Duration:00:42:51

Episode 10: The Paper (1994)

2/22/2021
Join us, and a special guest, to talk about FAKE NEWS and this terrific film starring Michael Keaton, Glenn Close, Marisa Tomei, Randy Quaid, and Robert Duvall.

Duration:00:51:58

Episode 9: Gorky Park (1983)

2/22/2021
Oh, those Russians. Always up to no good. Director Michael Apted helms this thriller with a stellar cast including William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Joanna Pacula, Brian Dennehy, Ian McDiarmid, Ian Bannen, and Richard Griffiths.

Duration:00:31:48

Episode 29: Blast of Silence (1961)

2/19/2021
We're taking a look at noir with a movie that's hard to find. We don't care. We're going to talk about it anyway.

Duration:00:52:26

Episode 8: King of New York (1990)

2/14/2021
In celebration of my return to New York, if only temporarily, we're going to watch Christopher Walken get pretty far out there, even for him. And he brings Larry Fishburne, David Caruso, Wesley Snipes, Victor Argo, and Giancarlo Esposito along for the ride.

Duration:00:42:35

Episode 7: Nighthawks (1981)

2/14/2021
Nighthawks, bringing together Rocky, Lando Calrissian, and the Bionic Woman team up against the baddest replicant of them all. Okay, not really, but it does have Sylvester Stallone, Billy Dee Williams, Lindsay Wagner, and Rutger Hauer. Join us for some good '80s fun, 'cause where else can you see (spoiler alert) Sly Stallone in a dress?

Duration:00:48:02